This week at our after school photography clubs we are focusing on the theme “Shapes and Textures”. We are encouraging our students to find shapes and textures that could quite often be missed or unseen, teaching them how to look more carefully to spot these hidden compositions. Photographing textures can be really effective when using the macro setting on your camera to get some interesting close up patterns. As always at our children’s photography workshops, the students will use the skills they’ve learnt to make sure these photos are sharp and in focus. A really great example of this is shown below by well known photographer Erich Hartmann .

Photographers Herbert List and Ferdinando Scianna are brilliant at noticing and capturing shapes in every day scenes. Instead of them just blending into a bigger picture, they become the main focus and turn the image into something very creative and interesting.

We are very excited to see what the children come up with in this weeks after school photography class! Check back at the end of the week to see how the Children have interpreted these photographs and made their own!

Erich Hartmann

Erich Hartmann

Herbert List. GREECE. Piraeus. 1938. "Ship detail II".

Herbert List. GREECE. Piraeus. 1938. “Ship detail II”.

Ferdinando Scianna. Republic of Yemen, Sanàa: Panorma of the city from a Palace.

Ferdinando Scianna. Republic of Yemen, Sanàa: Panorma of the city from a Palace.